A lucky Birmingham student slightly lessened any student debt concerns that he had on December 11th 2015 with an unlikely £9,000 win resulting from two winning 5 pence lines in an accumulator bet totalling £32.40. The second year student couldn’t believe his luck as he received the early Christmas present of £9,177 after he six-fold Cheltenham accumulator came up.
Student Lewis Sindle’s grandfather, who himself had worked on race courses for decades, had suggested that his grandson put an accumulator bet on, and it definitely turned out to be the right decision. After placing the bet in a betting shop in Whittlesey, UK, Lewis went to buy some chips (such a student thing to do!) only to return to the realisation that he’d made it six for six, pocketing almost ten grand for his troubles for a total £32.40 stake as part of a 5p tote placepot (he chose three horse selections for most of the six races). The two 5p lines entitled him to 10% of the £90,000+ placepot.
“I stood up and my hands were shaking, I had to ask for a glass of water.” said Lewis who intends to treat his family and girlfriend with the winnings.
Lewis is perhaps luckier than most punters out there, though of course it’s largely down to the type of bet he opted for – a rather speculative accumulator. There are so many accumulator style bets to choose from. Typically an accumulator bet consists of four or more selections that you need to get a result from in order to win. Many people opt for unlikely yet more doable four or five fold accumulators, but some go further than this hoping for a huge win. We can all dream though, right?
While many go for horse racing accumulators, football betting has also really taken centre stage in recent decades, with so many betting options available such as predicting the correct score, half time – full time result and so on. The options are endless. Where to place your bet is also a consideration, with many joining bookies that offer incensitives like sign up bonuses or free bets. It’s always worth having a good look around to see what freebies are available!